Where To Celebrate Cinco De Mayo in NOLA

Between Jazz Fest, Collision Conference & Cinco De Mayo, this is a busy week in the life of a New Orleanian. Y’all know that we LOVE tacos and margaritas, and although we’ll be at Jazz Fest Weekend 2 this Friday, we had to let y’all know where the best Cinco De Drinko parties were at. So have a taceaux (or ten) for us, and stay cool in this warm weather with plenty of margaritas and tequila shots,

Casa Borrega

1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd

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Casa Borrega will host its free Annual Cinco de Mayo Street Party from 4-11pm. This is one of the biggest Cinco De Mayo parties in NOLA! This year, the party will feature live music from DJ Sin Promesas (No Promises) at 4:30pm and Legendary Latin crooner Fredy Omar at 7:30pm.

Casa Borrega will be open all day with food and drink specials including carnitas, tamales, tostadas and Casa Borrega’s famous margaritas!

Del Fuego

4518 Magazine St

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Know when to give up and have a margarita.

Del Fuego is home to our favorite margaritas in NOLA! For Cinco De Mayo you can enjoy $3 beer & tequila shot specials, fresh squeezed margaritas & delicious Mexican food. You can party on their front patio, grab a table inside or on the courtyard for a full Mexican dining experience. They will also have their regular happy hour specials from 3-7PM!


701 Tchoupitoulas St

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Lucy’s in the Warehouse District will be having a Zinc Oxide Sunscreen = Zinko de Mayo party this Friday. They’ll have some of the best specials in town all day including: $1 Beef tacos , $3 Sauza Margaritas & Mexican beer specials. They will also have 5 cent Margaritas at 5PM for 5 minutes, 2 DJs starting at 7pm and 11pm, and a Mariaci band guest from from 5-6PM

Food Truck Hop & Shop

The Shops At Canal Place, 333 Canal St

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Celebrate Cinco de Drinko in style at The Shops at Canal Place with their Food Truck Hop & Shop from 11-3PM! There will be free margaritas, live music by Javier Gutierrez & food from some of NOLA’s tastiest food trucks: Frencheeze, La Cocinita, Mamita’s Hot Tamales, Petite Rouge, Rollin’ Fatties, Taceaux Loceaux.

The Shops at Canal Place’s boutiques and stores, including Saks will also be offering great shopping specials throughout the day (perfect opportunity to get new outfits for Jazz Fest Weekend 2, Babes 😉 ).

Big Mama’s Lounge

225 Decatur St

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Party at The House Of Blue’s Big Mama’s Lounge on Cinco De Mayo (and all weekend long) with New Orleans Latin Music Band, Treces del Sur! The party will feature $5 Margaritas, $5 Ghost Tequila Shots and $3 Mexican Beers! For updates and more info make sure to check out the Facebook event.

Juan’s Flying Burrito

Multiple Locations

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Get some queso to go with those Margs!

Not looking to party all night long? No problem. Just have a margarita or two at Juan’s. For Cinco De Drinko, Juan’s Flying Burrito will have half price margaritas from 2-7PM at all of their locations! #yas

Dat Dog

Multiple Locations

Not a basic NOLA babe? Feel like being a hipster on Cinco? Don’t go to a Mexican restaurant and head to Dat Dog for a delicious “Taco Dog” – burger dog with taco seasoning, guacamole, pico de gallo, cheese, and jalapenos. They will also have Jalapeño Margaritas available (made with a cilantro syrup).

Nacho Mama’s

1000 S Clearview Pkwy

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Outside of the Parish line? We got something for you too! This Cinco De Mayo, Nacho Mama’s will have jumbo margarita drink specials including their seasonal watermelon Hornitos margaritas. At 5pm, they’ll have their 15th annual Hot Pepper Eating contest with thousands of dollars in prizes (cha-ching!). Even if you don’t win the contest, you’ll get a free tee just for entering 😉 .

Salúd, señoritas!


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